Welcome to the 2019 Great Wall Symposium

After five successful Great Wall symposiums, we announce the 6th Symposium that will take place at the Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, from 25th-27th September 2019. The organizing committee is happy to welcome you for four exinting days focused exclusively on the latest results on bacterial cell wall and in particular its main component, the peptidoglycan layer.

The organizing committee is happy to welcome you to the Symposium. We have organized the program to free more time for networking, discussions around posters and social interactions.

Who should attend

This symposium is aimed at researchers studying aspects of peptidoglycan metabolism including academia and industry, particularly, post-doctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students. Although not particularly aimed at clinical microbiologists and physicians, these are welcomed to embark in an extraordinary voyage to the “Great Wall”.

Note that this year Symposium is not limited in the number of participants. Potential participants need to register and pay online (check here for the registration fees). Note that registration opens on January 2019. Priority will be given to young investigators to present their work as short-talks.


Important dates for 2019

Call for Abstracts open                                                  January 15

Registration open                                                          January 15

Abstract submission deadline (for short talks)                May 1

Short talk notification                                                      July 1




The organizer would like to acknowledge the support of our sponsors without whom the meeting would not be possible.

The Institut Pasteur

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